I purchased this for my sons' apartment at college. It is very youthful and hip. He loves it and the color works well with his other items. I am a frugal shopper, but insist on quality and value. This fits the bill!! It was much less expensive than the nylon and synthetic rugs that are so cheesy. I think it is something that will "grow" with him as he finishes school and starts his first job. It is made with shredded strips of leather, but feels good underfoot and looks great also!!!